|Rim of Ear|
|Pierced With: Labret. Once Healed: BCR, Circular Barbell, Segment Ring, Seamless Ring, Labret|
|16 with ID / 13 with Parents|
|£35.00 - £40.00|
An auricle piercing is an ear piercing that is placed on the outer rim of the ear, between the helix and the earlobe. Find our auricle piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.
Looking for somewhere to get your auricle pierced? Use our store locator to find your local Blue Banana Studio. You don’t need to book an appointment; you can simply show up and be pierced on the day.
Please ensure that you have checked the auricle piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the auricle piercing age restriction is 16 (ID may be required) or 13 with parental consent from a parent or guardian who is present.
Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill out. A member of Blue Banana staff will walk you through the steps and can help you pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a quick consultation and briefing before discussing the auricle piercing location.
The piercer typically uses a sterilised gauge needle and passes it through the auricle, inserting the jewellery in the process. The piercing spot is cleaned thoroughly and marked with a pen first so you can agree that you are happy with the location.
An auricle piercing can take 3-9 months to fully heal due to the piercing passing through the cartilage of the ear. The healing time varies from person to person and will depend on the quality of care taken during this time.
During the healing process, it is important to avoid knocking the piercing or putting pressure on the area as this will impede healing. For example, make sure not to sleep on the side with the new piercing. Other steps that can be taken to give optimum care include tying back long hair, not wearing earphones or other ear coverings, and avoiding contact with any kind of cosmetics including fake tan and hair products.
Like any piercing, it is important to maintain good hygiene when caring for your new piercing. Sticking to a strict aftercare regime for your auricle piercing will help limit potential infections and ensure your piercing gets the best chance at healing quickly. Clean your auricle piercing twice a day with a salt water solution by gently bathing it using cotton wool. It can also be beneficial to add Tea Tree Oil to your cleaning routine.
While it is important to ensure your general ear hygiene is top-notch, it is also advisable to avoid using soap on your new piercing so be sure to take extra care while washing your ears and removing ear wax.
If you would like further information, make sure to read our full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to auricle piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular picks include:
- Auricle Piercing Studs
- Auricle Piercing Rings
We tend to recommend choosing piercing jewellery such as a labret for the first year of having your auricle piercing as this is much less likely to become caught or knocked against anything, therefore helping your piercing to heal. After the year is up, be sure to explore your other options including a range of auricle piercing hoop jewellery such as classic BCRs and simple-yet-effective segment rings.
If you are looking for a BCR that offers a daintier style then be sure to check out our adorable jewelled BCRs. With a variety of colours available, you can find plenty of cute ear piercing jewellery to help you keep your piercing looking fresh and sweet. Before buying your piercing jewellery always make sure to consider if the size and material will suit your ear.
- Jewellery Size – everyone’s ears are different sizes, so make sure to pick auricle jewellery that sits just right in your ear. If you pick something with a diameter or gauge that is too wide it may not have such a snug fit. Look out for the diameter in a ring and the length of a labret to ensure it matches with the jewellery you need.
- Jewellery Material – piercing materials differ not only through their look but also how they could react to your skin. If you have sensitive skin that may be prone to irritation, one of the many Titanium jewellery options is recommended. This material comes in a variety of colours and is durable too!
When searching for a piece of jewellery here are the measurements that you will want to know. We display the piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first then Diameter/Length (1.2mm x 8mm) depending on if you are choosing a hoop or straight piece of jewellery.
- Gauge – this is the thickness of the jewellery itself.
- Diameter – the width across the widest point of the jewellery.
- Length – the length of the piercing bar usually not including the ball.
We generally recommend that for new piercings you choose jewellery with a wider diameter or length. This can allow for extra room in case of any swelling. Make sure to check out the guidance from our piercing guides for tips on removing and when to change piercing jewellery.
- Find Your Local BB Studio
- Age Restrictions & Prices
- Aftercare & Cleaning
- Piercing Size & Gauge Guide
- Inserting, Changing & Removing Jewellery
- Piercing Pain: The Ultimate Guide
- Piercing At Blue Banana
- Piercing Laws Around the UK